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All red meat is bad for you, new study says

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"Eating red meat — any amount and any type — appears to significantly increase the risk of premature death, according to a long-range study that examined the eating habits and health of more than 110,000 adults for more than 20 years.

 

For instance, adding just one 3-ounce serving of unprocessed red meat — picture a piece of steak no bigger than a deck of cards — to one's daily diet was associated with a 13% greater chance of dying during the course of the study.

 

Even worse, adding an extra daily serving of processed red meat, such as a hot dog or two slices of bacon, was linked to a 20% higher risk of death during the study.

 

"Any red meat you eat contributes to the risk," said An Pan, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and lead author of the study, published online Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

 

Crunching data from thousands of questionnaires that asked people how frequently they ate a variety of foods, the researchers also discovered that replacing red meat with other foods seemed to reduce mortality risk for study participants.

 

Eating a serving of nuts instead of beef or pork was associated with a 19% lower risk of dying during the study. The team said choosing poultry or whole grains as a substitute was linked with a 14% reduction in mortality risk; low-fat dairy or legumes, 10%; and fish, 7%.

 

Previous studies had associated red meat consumption with diabetes, heart disease and cancer, all of which can be fatal. Scientists aren't sure exactly what makes red meat so dangerous, but the suspects include the iron and saturated fat in beef, pork and lamb, the nitrates used to preserve them, and the chemicals created by high-temperature cooking."

 

 

 

 

 

All red meat is bad for you, new study says - latimes.com

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Oh boy here we go again. Sick of hearing about these studies from these "specialists". I wonder what the doctors who put out these studies eat? I don't eat tons of red meat, but I will splurge on a nice filet mignon here and there and a good quality burger slightly undercooked a few times a year. :cool:

 

Other than that it's either seafood (i.e. calamari (squid), mussels, salmon, shrimp or sea bass or halibut), veggies or lean stuff like turkey or chicken breast. I also heard somewhere that having more than one glass of wine per day is bad for you, so that puts me in the dog house because I always have about 2 - 3 glasses of wine when I eat out. The way I see it, with me following a Mediterranean diet, eating stuff in moderation, and avoiding the processed crap out there, I feel pretty good about my health overall. I do a lot of walking and such too which is good for the heart and circulation and such.

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This is me...still eating my steak...still eatin my burger, still eating any other red meat.
Bacon, egg & cheese... check. Sausage, egg & cheese... check. Should I go on?

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This is old news, I don't know why they keep making it out to be new info. red meat is bad for you. People who eat a lot of red meat actually do have shorter life spans and are extremely prone to heart disease and other ailments. People who do not eat diets high in red meat usually don't get the similar heart disease or ailments.

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They can take that study and jam it into their meat hole. I am not stopping my red meat intake.

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My favorite story is the guy who on his 100th birthday, they asked him what his diet was to live to this age. His answer? Bacon. My man ate bacon three meals a day. Goes to show that only so much science is applicable to everybody, at this point there're just so many types of people with all different sorts of diets, just too many people to make these grand sweeping generalizations about. I'll go back to my burger, and if I croak tomorrow, so be it. Knock on wood I don't and I'll try not to eat too much junk food, and that's all I got.

 

 

 

As long as all of you throws in as the immortal Bart Simpson would say the 'jungle group' aka fruits and veggies in every meal and as VG8 states in "moderate portion" sizes, eating red meat and pork at most 1-2x a week is ok.

 

Being fair for hundreds of years, man and woman have eat red meat and pork. Although I myself no longer eat pork, what these scientists overlook is the high intake of salt in processed foods especially at fast food joints that is a bigger problem to everyone in America.

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You know this got me thinking...

 

100% of cancer victims have drank water.

 

Just sayin' ;D

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Lol...I eat my ass off and the last time I had a check-up last year in March the doctor said I was fine...only thing he recommended was to drink more water. Other than that, with all the junk food that I eat I'm perfectly healthy, I stay active and I'm not overweight thank goodness.

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These scientist can't tell me to not eat bacon/red meat. I will do whatever I please and I will still eat bacon fried, or whatever, and bacon is red meat.

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You know this got me thinking...

 

100% of cancer victims have drank water.

 

Just sayin' ;D

 

LOL, idiots would be dead if they think they'll get cancer by drinking water, :cool:!

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Pretty irrelevant to me now… I've switched over to a mainly-vegetarian diet a while ago. For everyone else: carry on. We'll all become a part of future statistics for the next generation to make their food choices.

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